Men's basketball ends trip with victory

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: December 29, 2007
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. --- Senior captain Mark Gaudet scored a game-high 21 points as the Colby College men's basketball team finished a trip to Florida with a 75-58 win over Rensselaer at the Land of Magic Classic on Saturday.

Colby improved to 7-2 heading into Thursday's 7 p.m. home game with St. Joseph's.

Gaudet shot 7-for-11 from the field, including 3-for-5 from 3-point range, and was 4-of-4 from the foul line. Gaudet had 11 points in the first half as the Mules took a 38-23 margin at the break. Colby trailed 6-2 early in the contest, but led by seven points after 10 minutes and pulled away to the 15-point halftime lead.

Artie Cutrone added 18 points and five rebounds for the Mules. Adam Choice finished with 14 points, including two 3-point shots, and blocked three shots. Michael Russell added 11 points and six rebounds.

Colby held RPI (6-4) to 33 percent shooting (20-for-60) from the field. The Engineers had no players in double figures and were led by Sam Simmons with eight points and six rebounds.

COLBY 75, RPI 58

COLBY (7-2)

Mark Gaudet 7-11 4-4 21; Artie Cutrone 6-10 4-8 18; Adam Choice 6-12 0-2 14; Michael Russell 4-7 3-6 11; Mac Simpson 2-6 0-0 6; Preston Decker 1-2 1-2 3; Christian van Loenen 1-1 0-0 2; Justin Sherman 0-3 0-0 0; Gus David 0-1 0-0 0; Nick Planeta 0-1 0-0 0; Chris Lemmons 0-1 0-0 0; Chas Woodward 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-56 12-22 75.

RPI (6-4)

Sam Simmons 4-13 0-0 8; Rashad Simmons 2-5 2-2 7; Ricky Philatre 2-4 2-4 6; DJ Blakemore 2-2 1-1 5; Sam Zullo 2-3 1-1 5; Dan Rourke 1-6 2-2 5; Ike Rodriguez 1-5 3-3 5; Kris Kowalczyk 1-3 2-2 5; Jeremy Bull 2-9 0-0 4; Mike Brion 1-5 2-2 4; Graham Gordon 1-1 0-0 2; Kyle Jung 1-2 0-0 2; Nick Korbas 0-1 0-0 0; Devin Galvin 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-60 15-17 58.

Colby.........................  38  37  -  75

RPI...........................  23  35  -  58

3-point goals-Colby 9-19 (Mark Gaudet 3-5; Artie Cutrone 2-5; Adam Choice 2-3; Mac Simpson 2-6), RPI 3-17 (Kris Kowalczyk 1-2; Dan Rourke 1-3; Rashad Simmons 1-3; Ike Rodriguez 0-1; Jeremy Bull 0-2; Mike Brion 0-1; Nick Korbas 0-1; Devin Galvin 0-1; Sam Simmons 0-3). Fouled out--Colby-None, RPI-Sam Simmons. Rebounds-Colby 35 (Michael Russell 6), RPI 40 (Sam Simmons 6; Ricky Philatre 6). Assists-Colby 7 (Artie Cutrone 2; Christian van Loenen 2), RPI 7 (Rashad Simmons 2). Total fouls-Colby 19, RPI 22.


 
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